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Where does the name 'Churcher' come from ?
Posted by: Michael Churcher (ID *****9974) Date: November 11, 2002 at 11:16:29
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Some years ago I looked up the name of 'Churcher' in a Family History etymology dictionary. It said Churchers looked after the local church. They had no home to go to and lived in the church itself. This sounds pretty much down the pecking order to me. It also sounds a bit fishy. How and (more importantly) where did they start the family we all come from.....? It doesn't bare thinking about.
Then I found an alternative. Churcher's are Saxon in origin and come from the manor of Churcham in Gloucestershire. Apparently, they kept their head in the times of the Normans and even became stronger from the conquest. I know I've never seen a penny out of William the Conquerer (I've a good mind to complain)and therefore I'm pretty suspicious of this one aswell.
Anyone know the truth ? Ok so forget the truth, any more dodgey interpretations ?

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